I’ll never for­get the first time I went to Mo­lineux

Black Country Bugle - - YOUR LETTERS -

IT was nice to see draw­ings by my friend Mau­rice Chilling­ton in the Bu­gle dated Oc­to­ber 24, re­call­ing mem­o­ries of the Golden Era of Wolves.

I first went to watch Wolves in 1948. My dad and I parked our bikes in the en­try in North Street (now part of the Uni­ver­sity build­ings) near St Peter’s Church.

We stood on the South Bank and watched Wolves play Manch­ester United with Jack Row­ley, Johnny Carey and Al­len­bey Chilton in their line-up. I re­marked to my dad, ‘Billy Crook is bet­ter than Billy Wright!’

Billy Crook had the game of his life that day. A great mem­ory. I was priv­i­leged to watch Wolves with many thou­sands of oth­ers dur­ing that era, 1949-1960. Won­der­ful times. Reg Sum­mer­field, Nether­leigh, Becket Street, Bil­son

Billy Crook, left, with brother Alf, pic­tured dur­ing the 1948-49 sea­son

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